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NOV 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com November 2017 45 culture. Hotels and restaurants are easily ac- cessible from any point, making it an ideal destination for a sporting event. Hotels: Approximately 20 properties Major facilities: William G. Mennen Sports Arena is a three-surface ice are- na. Central Park of Morris County is a multi-faceted sports complex that includes four multi-use artificial-turf fields for soc- cer, lacrosse and football (two artificial-turf fields can be combined for a full cricket field); inline rinks; 5K cross-country course; two sand volleyball courts; an 18-hole disc golf course; and a natural-turf soccer field. Contact: Morris County Park Commis- sion, www.morrisparks.net Newark Newark is the most populated city in the State of New Jersey and only eight miles to Manhattan, with entertainment, dining and shopping, but more affordable. New to the city is the New Jersey Institute of Technolo- gy (NJIT) Wellness + Event Center. Hotel Rooms: 3,580 Major facilities: Althea Gibson Tennis Courts is a 20-court complex. Boylan Street Recreation Center hosts basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton and boxing. Ivy Hill Park features 10 hard-surface tennis courts, three baseball fields, one football/soccer field and a lighted basketball court. Jesse Allen Park is an eight-acre park featuring a skateboarding area and basketball courts. Red Bull Arena is a soccer facility that hosts youth, collegiate and professional games. The Prudential Center is an indoor multipurpose facility. Convention center: Scheduled to open this fall, the NJIT Wellness and Event Center is a 200,000-square-foot convention center in downtown Newark. The facility will include a 3,500-seat event center, nata- torium, running track, indoor turf field and two multipurpose gyms. Contact: Greater Newark CVB, www.newarkhappening.com Ocean County Ocean County boasts 44 miles of the well- known Jersey Shore. The scenic coastline is a great spot for water sports such as swimming, surfing and fishing. Hotel rooms: Numerous hotels, bed and breakfast and vacation rental properties. Major facilities: Jakes Branch County Park has a softball fields, baseball fields, multi-use fields, tennis courts and basket- ball courts. Patriots County Park & Sports Field Complex offers fields for soccer and softball. Freedom Fields County Park consists of softball fields, soccer fields and Little League fields. Contact: Visit Ocean County, www.oceancountytourism.com Princeton-Mercer Region Princeton is part of Mercer County and the region is known as the Princeton-Mercer Region. Eighteen municipalities make up the area. The Mercer County Park Commis- sion offers a wide range of opportunities for recreational pursuits, from boating ► N E W J E R S E Y t BE CHEERING FOR! FOR AN EVENT THEY'LL BEAST OF THE EAST CHEERLEADING For their annual event, the Beast of The East Cheerleading Competition jumps at the chance at having it at The Wildwoods Convention Center every April. Can you blame them? With 260,000 square feet of flexible space, convenient access to five beautiful miles of free beaches, a variety of nearby accommodations and an iconic boardwalk, youth events here are anything but routine. Choose the Wildwoods Convention Center and your young guests will be giving it an 'A' for Awesome! SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 800-992-9732 WildwoodsCC.com Modern amenities | State-of-the-art communication services | Catering/concession services | Adjacent to Wildwoods world-famous boardwalk and 5 miles of FREE beaches | Over 8,000 hotel rooms nearby | Convenient on-site parking for over 700 vehicles

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